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Anchor Cottage Freshwater Decor Decorating Store

For absolutely everything "Freshwater Decor" head to Anchor Cottage. Located in Uptown Suttons Bay Michigan, Anchor Cottage carries Pine Cone Hill bedding, Dash & Albert rugs, Emma Bridgwater tabletop, Crabtree & Evelyn bubble bath. Gifts and antiques with a nautical flair. We do special orders and shipping all over the United States. E-mail us at shop@anchorcottage.net. Can't wait to hear from you!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

In A Daze

It was my little daughter-in-law's birthday on Wednesday and one of her BFFs sent this vase full of flowers. So pretty!

Staring at the favorite view in the kitchen, English ware seems to soothe my inner angst! 

What is on your windowsill? I am putting together a garage sale in the back of the store and this Staffordshire figurine followed me home.

A fourteen wheeler pulled up in front of the shop yesterday afternoon with seven large boxes from Canada. Going into the shop early to start unpacking. The driver said that a fourteen wheeler only has one axle and makes delivery around Traverse City easier than driving a sixteen or eighteen wheeler which has two axles. 

I am going to bed. Pictures of new product in the store coming soon. As soon as I can unpack and display!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Anchor And Paint Go To A Wedding

 Steve and I had so much fun at Tim and Garen's wedding. We are left with such good feelings, generated by everyone, who attended the celebration.

Still smiling!


Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Caught Me At A Colorful Moment



i suwannee:

Jamie Meares

i suwannee:

Jamie Meares

Love the fabric on the shade. I stuccoed my kitchen walls, so this is giving me some ideas. Emma Bridgewater fabric:


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English country cottage:

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the linen garden:


I will take it all, just find me a stone house in a village of older.
Where layered comfort is easier than arranged appearance.
Soft and muffled without hard lines.
Flowers grown where seeds fall.
Let the hand of wit take over and there I will appear! 

The temperature is cool, here, in northern Michigan. I am leaning toward complete coziness with a fire to take the chill out of the morning.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Strolling Through The Shop

I am starting to feel settled in. Appreciate the backdoor view and lake breezes. 

Nautical picnic dishes are here.

Bar glasses from 1968.

So much color.

Sweet baby girl dress.

A charming little corner.

Citrus orange, yellow and green!

Just a fun combo of color.

Humorous cocktail napkins.

Four, boxed and ready for a hostess gift.

An eyeful when you walk in the front door.

Love the layers.

Working the table. 

Tea in the conservatory?

Where's the cake?

Springing into summer:-)

Pillows pillows and more pillows.

Dishtowels and serving baskets.

Something for your kitchen window sill.

These dishtowels make great picnic napkins.

English creme ware. 

Blue and white work well with any colors.


Walking through the store deciding what to bring in next. I think a nice big rug order is what we need.

Enjoy your weekend!

Monday, May 30, 2016

Where We Stayed In Brooklyn

Coffee and bagels in the morning on the back deck.

Entry, first view, we were wowed. 

The decor reminded me of Catalonia. 

The whole room was one long and open floor plan.

Sleeping nook at one end.

A long, narrow living space.

And I was worried about having a decent mirror to get dressed in front of!!


On! Cool lamp.

Hung our clothes on the wardrobe.

Looking toward the dining/ kitchen/ garden area.

Six of these beautiful stained glass windows made just for this brownstone.

Can you tell how large the mirror was?

Where the buildings back up to each other.

Makes me slightly dizzy. 

An Iris at the curb.

The Sofia Inn.

Brooklyn, New York between Vanderbilt and Underhill.

On the way to the airport.

The traveling was uneventful. Planes and taxis, walking, it was all easy and safe in and around our neighborhood.
I would love to stay here again.


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